Cattle Cafe is a Hong Kong style cafe serving a large, varied menu of Chinese dishes.
What a deal! Had the noodle combo with soup base, choice of noodles, and 2 toppings $8.50 also includes a hot drink which was a HK style coffee. To me this is better deal than any fast food joint. And none of this combo is fried. Speaking of fried I did order the chicken wings add-on for an additional $1.75. What a bargain, you get 6 pieces per order and you are allowed 2 add-ons per combo. Service was another matter, even though I was seated in the middle of the restaurant I was invisible to all 3 servers on duty at the time, bad enough to contemplate leaving. Restaurant is open and noisy. Parking maybe a nightmare but there is a big parking lot belonging to the adjacent thrift shop. In a pinch it might be worth a gamble.
We've been to the Cattle Cafe across from Metrotown many times. Its always crowded and busy, so we decided to meet up with some friends at the Highgate Village location.
Parking here unfortunately isn't great. There's only about 10 spots in their own lot, so many patrons sneak over to the Value Village parking across the lane.
This location is newer, cleaner and way less cramped than the Metrotown one. The menu and prices are identical. Service wise, it's about the same.
I ordered a fish soup with pork intenstine, and cuttlefish balls, and my wife ordered a chicken steak with black pepper sauce.
Both were very good. Their fish noodle soups are very fresh and msg free.
Service wise, it's pretty minimalist. Flag down someone when you need something, otherwise they ignore you. This location is less busy than the Metrotown one, so it's more comfortable to sit and chat longer. You don't get dirty looks to clear out once you've finished your meal.
Overall an improvement over the Metrotown location, and we'll likely be coming here in the future to meet up with friends.
I’ve been to our neighborhood Cattle Café many times and left every time feeling well satisfied with the meal. Compared to the restaurant chains and fast food restaurants, it’s relatively inexpensive, a good menu variety and more filling than a burger and fries. Every time my husband and I feel like a bite to eat out, we think of the Cattle Café. Most times, the service is average, but the servers are pretty nice. They have the bubble waffles which you can have as a starter or for dessert. The curry meals are really good. My husband usually orders the noodles and you can design your own which is what makes it great. There isn’t anything “mini” on the mini hotpot combos. I always leave with leftovers unless I share. Most of the meals come with a drink and you can add a few bucks if you prefer a bubble tea or specialty cold drink.
Our neighborhood Cattle Cafe is usually filled with Asians when we dine there. We've invited our Caucasian friends to dine there and they absolutely enjoyed it. They would never have guessed what they served as the restaurant name doesn't hint at the type of food. It's good if they are requesting to go there to eat.